Amber M Ray

Benedict Cumberbatch: The uncensored ‘Sherlock’ interview

PBS held a contest for the fans of “Sherlock” — the modern update of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s eccentric detective — to attend a screening and Q&A with star Benedict Cumberbatch and creator Steven Moffat in honor of the series’ second season, premiering tonight. A whopping 10,000 people entered...

Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 6:20 AM

TV picks: Wednesday, Jan. 30

"The Americans"DRAMA. Russian-born KGB agents (Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys) are on a mission to infiltrate and destroy the U.S. government in the early 1980s, all while under the cover of an average suburban couple raising kids on the outskirts of D.C. Their double lives are complicated when an...

Wednesday, January 30, 2013, 4:47 PM

TV picks: Tuesday, Jan. 29

"Snooki & JWoww"REALITY. Snooki's baby is born. Tune in next week for the nonstop party known as diaper duty!10 p.m., MTV"Nikki & Sara Live"TALK. Nikki Glaser and Sara Schaefer of the popular podcast "You Had to Be There" take over MTV's Times Square studio for a weekly recap of all their...

Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 4:37 PM

TV picks: Monday, Jan. 28

"Dallas"DRAMA. He may have passed away in November, but Larry Hagman is as good as ever in his final stretch of episodes as J.R. — and by that, we mean his oilman is so deliciously bad. How will the loss of a legend be written into the rebooted soap opera's second season? Let's just say it doesn't...

Monday, January 28, 2013, 5:21 PM

TV picks: Weekend, Jan. 25-27

"Saturday Night Live"COMEDY. Maroon 5 front man Adam Levine hosts, but lets Kendrick Lamar shows off his own moves like Jagger on the music stage.Saturday, 11:30 p.m., NBC"Spartacus: War of the Damned"DRAMA. Spartacus leads an ever-growing army against Roman rule. But, of course, his men still make...

Friday, January 25, 2013, 5:35 PM

'Spartacus' overcomes the odds

Behind the stylized violence and impressively choreographed sex scenes that have made “Spartacus” the Starz network’s must-see guilty pleasure is the story of a broken man fighting against all odds to regain respect and an everyman suffocating under Roman rule. For the past two seasons, Liam...

Thursday, January 24, 2013, 11:43 PM

TV picks: Thursday, Jan. 24

"Project Runway"REALITY. Longtime "Project Runway" fans were not happy to hear the reality competition's 11th season would be the "Teams Edition." But fear not, fashionistas — designers will still create their own looks and be judged on their individual talent and style, albeit with the scores of...

Thursday, January 24, 2013, 5:30 PM

TV picks: Wednesday, Jan. 23

"American Horror Story: Asylum"DRAMA. Briarcliff Manor may finally be shuttered, thanks to Lana exposing the horrors of the asylum. Of course that doesn't necessarily mean she's safe from the horrors of the asylum, even from the outside.Season finale, 10 p.m., FX"Street Eats"REALITY. Tacos in...

Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 5:30 PM

TV picks: Tuesday, Jan. 22

"Private Practice"DRAMA. In true "Private Practice" form, Addison's trip down the aisle to her happily ever after with Jake isn't going to be without its hurdles in tonight's series finale. Series finale, 10 p.m., ABC"Parenthood"DRAMA. Sarah finally chooses whether the curmudgeonly photographer...

Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 7:00 PM

TV picks: Monday, Jan. 21

"The Carrie Diaries"DRAMA. Carrie scrambles to make it to work after her trendy purse is included in an Interview fashion shoot. Good thing she's not wearing Manolo Blahniks yet.8 p.m., The CW"Castle"DRAMA. The founder of the hit adult video franchise "College Girls Gone Crazy" is murdered, with a...

Monday, January 21, 2013, 5:30 PM

TV picks: Weekend, Jan. 18-20

"Fringe"DRAMA. The epic sci-fi drama "Fringe" has survived five seasons of near cancellation. So we have no doubt good guys Olivia, Peter, Walter and Astrid will find a way to overthrow the oppression of the terrifying, emotionless Observers in Friday's series finale.Series finale, Friday, 8 p.m.,...

Friday, January 18, 2013, 5:30 PM

TV picks: Thursday, Jan. 17

"Archer"COMEDY. Archer is more clueless than ever as Season 4 opens, but this time he has an excuse: The superspy has amnesia. That forgetfulness leads to one awesome homage to "Bob's Burgers," that other animated show for which H. Jon Benjamin provides the voice of the titular character.Season...

Thursday, January 17, 2013, 11:11 PM

TV picks: Wednesday, Jan. 16

"American Idol"REALITY. If the tabloids — and even the ads from Fox — are any indication, Season 12 is all about new judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj (and you, Keith Urban — what a good sport). We're guessing there will be a few contestants seen on the singing competition tonight, too.Season...

Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 5:30 PM

TV picks: Tuesday, Jan. 15

"The Real Husbands of Hollywood"COMEDY. This partially improvised send-up of the "Real Housewives" franchise features Nick Cannon, Kevin Hart, Boris Kodjoe, JB Smoove and Robin Thicke as fabulous married men behaving badly in L.A.Series premiere, 10 p.m., BET"Pioneers of Television"DOCUMENTARY. The...

Tuesday, January 15, 2013, 5:30 PM

TV picks: Monday, Jan. 14

"The Carrie Diaries"DRAMA. A 16-year-old Carrie Bradshaw (AnnaSophia Robb) has dreams of the big city and boys in this prequel to "Sex and the City," based on the YA novel series by Candace Bushnell.Series premiere, 8 p.m., The CW"Bones"DRAMA. Booth and Brennan go undercover at a reality TV dancing...

Monday, January 14, 2013, 8:30 PM

TV picks: Weekend, Jan. 11-13

The 70th Annual Golden Globe AwardsSPECIAL. Sure, favorites like "Homeland" and "Argo" are nominated, but we're guessing the performance most deserving of a statue on Sunday night comes from co-host — and former "Weekend Update" co-anchors — Tina Fey and Amy Poehler (both nominated for Best TV...

Friday, January 11, 2013, 8:30 PM

TV picks: Thursday, Jan. 10

"Elementary"DRAMA. The one who got away — a serial killer from Sherlock's past whom the detective was unable to nab — starts taking new victims. Pay special attention, fellow Sherlock geeks: The bad guy, only known as M. (guest star Vinnie Jones), could possibly turn out to be <ital>the<...

Thursday, January 10, 2013, 8:30 PM

TV picks: Wednesday, Jan. 9

"Stars in Danger: The High Dive"SPECIAL. Latching on to the popularity of the summer Olympics — or simply desperate to fill a hole in the dreary winter schedule before "American Idol" premieres — Fox presents this D-list reality competition that puts celebrities such as "Jersey Shore" star JWoww...

Wednesday, January 9, 2013, 8:30 PM

TV picks: Tuesday, Jan. 8

"Justified"DRAMA. When he's not getting tangled up with the local troublemakers —nice to see you again, Boyd Crowder! — Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givensis living above a dive bar and moonlighting as a bounty hunter inSeason 4. Read our interview with series star/executive producer TimothyOlyphant...

Tuesday, January 8, 2013, 8:30 PM

'Justified' Season 4: Change is coming to Harlan

Raylan gets a new partner in (fighting) crimeComedian Patton Oswalt joins the cast as Constable Bob Sweeney, on old classmate of Raylan's."I wouldn’t call it a friendship; I’d call it a working relationship," Olyphant says of the pairing. On set, however, the alliance was much more chummy. "I can...

Monday, January 7, 2013, 11:30 PM